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5 STEPS TO AVOID CAR BREAKDOWNS

In our daily commute, the last thing we need is an unexpected car breakdown. This article unfolds five straightforward steps which are easy to understand and offers practical guidance for beginners and experienced drivers as well

1. Inspect Your Car Battery Warranty Expiry

It's crucial to know when your car battery needs replacement. Car batteries typically last 1-2 years, but this varies based on usage and climate. Look for signs like slow engine crank or dim lights, which indicate battery wear. Modern vehicles may have battery health indicators on the dashboard. Also, ensure your battery connections are clean and tight.

If you’re thinking of replacing your car battery, we recommend ASTRA battery by Bateriku.com to be your next choice! ASTRA is our very own battery brand which was released in 2022 and has already sold more than 300,000 units nationwide. As it stands, the warranty rate still stands at below 0.1% which indicates its quality in performance. Manufactured at one of the top manufacturing companies in China, our ASTRA battery comes with an affordable price but maintains the highest quality comparable to top battery brands in the world. The best part is that we offer our nationwide warranty and after sales service via our Pitstops and 24/7/365 Contact Centre

2. Check Your Radiator Water Level Regularly

Maintaining the radiator water level is vital for preventing overheating. Use coolant instead of water for better protection, especially in extreme temperatures. Coolant should be checked every 80,000 kilometer or every five years, whichever comes first. Constantly monitor your vehicle’s temperature via your dashboard indicators and regularly inspect for leaks or radiator damage. Also be sure to refill your coolant or water at the designated compartment.

3. Ensure Your Tire Pressure is Checked:

Proper tire pressure is essential for safe driving. Check your tire pressure monthly and before long trips. The correct pressure is usually found on a sticker in the driver's side door jamb or in the owner's manual. Remember, tire pressure changes with temperature fluctuations. Additionally, inspect tires for tread wear and damage. Replace tires every 6 years or sooner if they show significant wear.

4. Electrical System Maintenance

Regularly check your vehicle's electrical system, including lights, alternator, and starter. Warning signs of electrical issues include dimming lights, issues with starting the car, or unusual noises. It's recommended to have a professional mechanic inspect the electrical system every year or when you notice any irregularities.

5. Alternator Check

The alternator should be checked regularly as part of vehicle maintenance. A failing alternator can show signs like dimming or flickering lights, dead battery, difficulty starting, or strange noises. Most alternators have a lifespan of 7 years or about 100,000 to 150,000 miles. Regular checks during scheduled services can prevent sudden failures

If you’re looking to operate all of the points above by yourself, it's crucial to ensure you have the necessary tools and equipment.

Before initiating any maintenance or inspection, refer to your vehicle's owner's manual for specific instructions and safety precautions. Always adhere to proper safety procedures and exercise caution when working with car components. If uncertainty arises about any aspect of maintenance or inspection, seeking professional assistance is advisable.

Here's a breakdown of the tools you may need for these tasks

Ensure safety by wearing safety glasses and gloves when working with the car battery. Basic tools like screwdrivers, an adjustable wrench and pliers are essential. For battery inspection, have a battery terminal cleaner, wire brush, battery terminal protector spray, and either a battery load tester or multimeter. When inspecting the radiator, keep coolant/antifreeze, a funnel, and a coolant tester for checking the mixture ratio. Tire pressure checks require a tire pressure gauge and an air compressor or portable tire inflator.

Electrical system maintenance necessitates electrical contact cleaner, a wire brush or fine sandpaper, and dielectric grease. For alternator checks, use a multimeter, a serpentine belt tool, and knowledge of basic alternator output testing. General items to include are a flashlight, rag or paper towels for cleaning, and a battery jump starter or jumper cables for emergencies

Let Our Team Do It For You!

Avoid the hassle and let our professionals do the inspection for you! Visit our website at www.bateriku.com.com to learn more about the services we offer and to schedule your vehicle inspection and service. Whether it's routine maintenance, oil changes, brake repairs, or other automotive needs, Bateriku has your back covered, everytime all the time

From our experience in on-demand battery replacement services, we have ventured into developing our own workshop branded as Bateriku Garage or BGarage.

BGarage is currently located in TTDI Jaya, Shah Alam. For customers that experience non-battery issues, we will immediately introduce BGarage to our customers to perform further diagnostics for customers peace of mind

Our BGarage offers a comprehensive vehicle diagnostic and top-notch servicing. Our team of skilled technicians is committed to ensuring your vehicle's optimal performance and longevity. At BGarage, we utilize the latest and modern equipment and follows industry-best practices to diagnose and address any issues your vehicle may have.

Remember, regular maintenance is essential in preventing unexpected breakdowns and ensuring your vehicle runs smoothly. Consult your vehicle's owner manual for specific maintenance schedules and procedures, and trust the experts at Bateriku.com to keep your vehicle in excellent condition. Don't wait until a minor issue becomes a major problem. Schedule your service with BGarage today for peace of mind on the road today at +60199003181. At Bateriku.com we ensure convenience and safety for our customers.

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